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Is Obama’s Golf Cancelled?
whitehousedossier.com ^ | 10/02/13 | Keith Koffler

Posted on 10/04/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by oxcart

President Obama has been playing golf at a furious pace this year – already heading out more times than during any year of his presidency – but the government shutdown raises the prospect that his favorite leisure activity is about to be suspended.

It’s unclear how a presidential golf outing could be justified as “essential,” which is the general standard for government activities that continue during the shutdown.

When Obama is in Washington, he plays at one of two publicly funded courses – either the links at Andrews Air Force Base or at Fort Belvoir. His rounds are paid for out of the public kitty.

What’s more, the public must pay for the nearly half hour trip by the large motorcade that shuttles the president to his golf destination, costs that involve the logistics of the movement as well as staff and Secret Service who must accompany Obama.

But beyond the actual costs, a golf excursion by Obama when the government is supposedly trimming costs and while furloughed federal workers are going without pay would be extremely bad public relations for a president waging a shutdown public opinion war against Republicans.

Obama generally plays every Saturday, most recently this past Saturday when he went out even as the government headed toward a shutdown. It was the 35th time he has played this year, eclipsing his 2011 record of 34 outings.


TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Humor; Outdoors; Sports
KEYWORDS: golf; govtshutdown; obama; obamagolf; sociopath

Hat tip to Dead for the gif.

1 posted on 10/04/2013 8:24:40 AM PDT by oxcart
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To: oxcart

That’s awesome...says it all!


2 posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:01 AM PDT by Jane Long (While Marxists continue the fundamental transformation of the USA, progressive RINOs assist!)
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To: oxcart

LOL!


3 posted on 10/04/2013 8:27:56 AM PDT by kidd (No blood for ego)
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To: oxcart

There are 3 golf courses on Andrews and they ALL have to be SHUT DOWN everytime this manchild plays golf


4 posted on 10/04/2013 8:28:18 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: oxcart

#R4BIA


5 posted on 10/04/2013 8:29:42 AM PDT by nascarnation (Democrats control the Presidency, Senate, and Media. It's an uphill climb....)
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To: oxcart; GeronL

Obama is NOT going abroad for a foreign meeting, he is sending Jean FTA Kerry instead.

This means his job in the Office of the President Elect is NON-ESSENTIAL. Fire his lazy “present” @ss already.


6 posted on 10/04/2013 8:30:56 AM PDT by a fool in paradise (America 2013 - STUCK ON STUPID)
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To: oxcart

He might need a 9 iron to hit over the fire hazard. lol


7 posted on 10/04/2013 8:31:37 AM PDT by Starboard
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To: Jane Long

Commissary at Andrew’s closed. Golf Course, open.


8 posted on 10/04/2013 8:34:18 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: oxcart

Well, the Golf Course on the Grounds of Selfridge Air National Guard Base is about the only thing still open there.


9 posted on 10/04/2013 8:34:33 AM PDT by Paladin2
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To: oxcart; dead

Dead is without fail the best....his page is beyond entertaining.


10 posted on 10/04/2013 8:36:12 AM PDT by ErnBatavia (The 0baMao Experiment: Abject Failure)
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To: oxcart
It’s unclear how a presidential golf outing could be justified as “essential,”

I think it is essential for the country to keep him on the links. Remember:

The pen is mightier than the golf club.

11 posted on 10/04/2013 8:48:55 AM PDT by Michael.SF. (0bama lied, Stevens died, now 0bama covers up the lies.)
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To: oxcart; All
Hat tip to Dead for the gif.

w/ all the Air bases w/golf courses around...
the District of Criminal...Shall Never Happen
& of course; there's always FloriDUH! & Hawaii facilities..
& if NOT golfin'; saddling-up the (Aberrant Lifestyles) Posse..

12 posted on 10/04/2013 8:49:27 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: ErnBatavia
Dead is without fail the best....
it is pretty good

13 posted on 10/04/2013 8:59:47 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (who'll take tomorrow,$pend it all today;who can take your income & tax it all away..0'Blowfly can :-)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Amazing job.


14 posted on 10/04/2013 9:05:49 AM PDT by sarasota
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